Summary: Amazingly fast when built with a Core i7-4790, 16 GB of memory, and SSD. Added a 3.5" card reader to the middle bay and a DVD drive to the top bay. I like how the front panel slides open and down when the CD-ROM drive is opened. It was a no hassle build, everything worked great right away. I recommend the HP Wireless Elite v2 as a perfectly matching keyboard & mouse combo.
Summary: This shuttle xPC is a great product improvement over my earlier unit. The layout and the cable runs work so much better than my first unit. My first Shuttle is still in use over 10 years. I am very happy with this product in the first month of use.
Beyond my troubles with this build I otherwise like the system
J. Wright, Amazon
19 March 2015
Summary: I purchased this for a development system for work and my experience was as follows. 1) I initially went ahead and installed all of the drivers from the CD. The Intel Rapid Start driver caused windows update to stop working. 2) I had to replace this one time due to intermittent restarts. I could never nail down exactly what was causing it, but I had tested a new power supply and ram to no avail.
Summary: I love this compact, quiet, but flexible package. My only change would be to put the Esata port on the front rather than the back. For those who are not going to do overclocking, this represents an excellent price point for this well designed Intel based system. Use an SSD and an i5 and you've got a great system.
Summary: I've had an excellent history with shuttle computers, but this one has been giving me issues. I did a very basic build for my parents, no overclocking, high end video cards, etc., just a basic machine. Everyone is flawless except for one issue; the screen blacks out occasionally and gives the 'igfx has stopped responding'; the graphics driver keeps crashing, mostly in Firefox/Chrome watching Netflix.
Summary: Can you say awesome, yes pricey, but seriously i have bough 6 of these, and loaded them up with 32GB memory and SSD drives wtih i7 processor, this is the little train that really blows you away. Great product, wonderful expansion capabilities. I had one after 2 years of service loose its power supply, it was expensive but i think that happened due to an electrical surge. Very cool machine..... no regrets at all.
Summary: This is NOT compatible with Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) memory - part number CML16GX3M2A1600C10 - this memory worked just fine in my previous Shuttle model, but not with this one (or the SZ87R6). The system would randomly power off or power cycle (I'd hear a "click" from the power supply) every 4-5 minutes when in Windows - this led me to believe it was the motherboard or power supply. I called Shuttle tech support who said the memory should be compatible.
Summary: Started using this as a HomeLab with ESXi 5.5. Vmware removed the NIC drivers for Realtek so google up and there's plenty of guides to fix it. Giving it two stars for two main reasons: First, after a while running I was getting random locks and restarts; I thought it was ESXi but it happened within the BIOS, so it was definitely a mobo issue, returned this unit. The second reason is IT'S LOUD, when spinning a VM the fan would get REALLY LOUD.